“On behalf of the residents of San Francisco, I, again, extend my thoughts and prayers to the people of Nepal and those responding to this devastating earthquake. I would like to express our City’s deepest condolences to the families and friends of those injured or killed.

 

San Francisco stands ready to support any international assistance effort to help the children and families in Nepal that are suffering and help them to recover and rebuild. San Franciscans understand the destructive power of earthquakes, and we stand ready to assist in providing aid to those most in need.

 

The best way to help those affected is to make a monetary donation to a reputable humanitarian organization responding to this disaster. For a list of such organizations, visit USAID.

 

This is another stark reminder that we must always be prepared for the next disaster to ensure our families are safe and the City’s need to strengthen our emergency infrastructure. We know disasters, whether it is an earthquake, tsunami, or something human made, can happen at any time with little or no warning. That is why it is important to take steps now so you are ready for any emergency.”

 

Mayor Lee urges all San Franciscans to visit sf72.org to learn how to prepare and to join your Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT).

 

 

 

On April 25, 2015 at 11:11 pm local time,  a magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred in the Himalayan region of Nepal.

Between the initial impact and 60+ aftershocks, over 3,500 deaths have been reported with thousands more either displaced or in need of urgent medical care.

Seismic experts estimate the total damage to infrastructure and housing to reach nearly $10 billion.

2015 Nepal Earthquake

The City & County of San Francisco has pledged its support for those in need, you can help support the victims of this earthquake by donating to the service providers supported by USAID.

©2015 City & County of San Francisco